Ms Catherine Meagher

RGN,RM,RNT,BNS, MSC

Contact Details

Lecturer
Nursing & Midwifery
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School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aras Moyola
NUIGalway

T: 00353 91 492829
M:
E: catherine.meagher@nuigalway.ie
Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Centre for Nursing Studies
IDA Business Park
Lower Dangan
Galway

T: Ext. 2829
E: catherine.meagher@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Catherine Meagher is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway.  She is the Programme Co coordinator for Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing). She co-manages and facilitates in collaboration with colleagues from SAOLTA a bi annual symposium on Nurse/Midwife Prescribing. This symposium meets the Continuing Professional Development Requirements for registered prescribers and has NMBI Category 1 approval. She is a member of the Consortium (UCD, TCD, UCC, NUIGalway) which successfully tendered for nurse prescribing programme (2013-2015). She works with ADON/ Site Co ordinators in managing submission of draft Collaborative Practice Agreement. Catherine teaches, across all programme levels from fundamental skills on Bachelor of Nursing degree programme (e.g. Safe administration of medication, instructor of Basic Life Support, infection control)study skills and ) through to advanced topics on postgraduate programmes (e.g. Nurse/Midwife Prescribing, Cardiac Nursing Management.  She is a member of the Irish Practice Nurses Association (IPNA),



Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
eTENDER (DOH 2015) Evidence review of current models of registered nursing and midwifery practice in the community to inform policy development 18-NOV-15 20-JAN-16

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Evaluation of a nursing and midwifery prescribing programme offered across a consortium of universities in Ireland'
McHugh A., Meagher C., Creedon R & Ryan (2015) 'Evaluation of a nursing and midwifery prescribing programme offered across a consortium of universities in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety, 24 (6) [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Conference 2015 Imperial Hotel London June 2015 “One for All and All for One - Different Perspectives in Medicines Optimisation
McHugh A., Meagher C., Creedon R & Ryan F (2015) Evaluation of a nursing and midwifery prescribing programme offered across a consortium of universities in Ireland. (2015) . In: Wiley & Sons, Ltd eds. Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Conference 2015 Imperial Hotel London June 2015 “One for All and All for One - Different Perspectives in Medicines Optimisation [Details]
(2013) 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Conway, Y., Meskell, P., Meagher, C., Mooney, B., Hahessy, S. & Gannon, M. (2013) Fit for purpose: Nurse/Midwife managers perceptions of postgraduate blended learning programmes and their impact on clinical practice 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2011) 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway
McCarthy, B., Byrne, E., Dempsey, L., Meagher, C., Mee, L., & Mooney, B. (2011) Professional practice concerns for students entering the transition from student to registered nurse 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) An Bord Altranais Development of A Regulatory Nursing Strategy to Complement the National Cancer Screening Service: National Colorectal Screening.
Meagher, C. (2011) An Bord Altranais Development of A Regulatory Nursing Strategy to Complement the National Cancer Screening Service: National Colorectal Screening. . [Details]
(2003) Irish Practice Nurses Association Annual General Report 2002-2003.
Meagher,C. (2003) Irish Practice Nurses Association Annual General Report 2002-2003. . [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Reflective practice and practice development: making the link Irish Practice Nurse'
Welford, C.,Meagher, C. (2007) 'Reflective practice and practice development: making the link Irish Practice Nurse' Journal of Irish Practice Nursing, 9 (2) :27-31. [Details]
(2002) 'Practice nurses have rights too Forum'
Meagher, C. (2002) 'Practice nurses have rights too Forum' Journal Of The Irish Practice Nurses Association, 19 (3) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) HSE West Registered Nurse Prescriber CPD,
Catherine Meagher, Annette Cuddy SOALTA (2014) HSE West/NUIG CPD day for Registered Nurse Prescribers Nurse/Midwife Prescribing CPD, NMBI Category 1 approval (5.5 CEU credits). [Co-chaired Session], HSE West Registered Nurse Prescriber CPD, Merlin Park Hospital Galway , 21-NOV-14 - 21-NOV-14. [Details]
(2006) Sharing Best Practice conference,
Dempsey, L., Meagher, C., Burke, E., Davitt, J., Morris, D., McMenamin, R., Vine, S. (2006) Implementing an assessment tool to evaluate hand washing. [Chaired Session], Sharing Best Practice conference, Galway , 23-FEB-06 - 23-FEB-06. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Professional practice concern for students entering the transition period from student to staff nurse Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI, Galway .
Mc Carthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2011) Professional practice concern for students entering the transition period from student to staff nurse Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI, Galway . Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News.
McCarthy, B. Byrne, E., Casey, D., Dempsey, L. Houghton, C., Meagher, C. and Mooney, B (2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Conference Paper [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2009) National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS) National Cancer Screening Service Primary Care Quality Assurance Subgroup for Cervical Screening Chair Dr Billy O Connell.
Meagher, C. (2009) National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS) National Cancer Screening Service Primary Care Quality Assurance Subgroup for Cervical Screening Chair Dr Billy O Connell. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Palliative Care for All-Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management Frameworks . Joint Report HSE & Irish Hospice Foundation-Extending Access Study Dublin.
Meagher, C. (2008) Palliative Care for All-Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management Frameworks . Joint Report HSE & Irish Hospice Foundation-Extending Access Study Dublin. Non Published Reports [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Houghton, C.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2006) 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology Trinity College Dublin .
Mooney, B., Conway, Y., Byrne, E., Meagher, C. (2006) 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology Trinity College Dublin . Workshops [Details]
(2005) Handwashing in the Clinical Area ‘Sharing Best Practice’ Health Service Executive Conference, Galway .
Meagher, C.,Davitt, J. (2005) Handwashing in the Clinical Area ‘Sharing Best Practice’ Health Service Executive Conference, Galway . Workshops [Details]
(2004) Barriers Associated with continuous professional development for practice nurses ‘Liberate and Innovate’ 21st RCN National Practice Nurse Conference, Winchester, Hampshire, London .
Meagher, C. (2004) Barriers Associated with continuous professional development for practice nurses ‘Liberate and Innovate’ 21st RCN National Practice Nurse Conference, Winchester, Hampshire, London . Workshops [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Practice Nurses Assoication Member IPNA Branch 29-NOV-13 / 30-NOV-15
Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann, or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) RGN RM RNT 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-14

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Consortium Nurse/Midwife Prescribing (UCD, TCD, UCC, NUIGalway) Programme Lead NUIGalway 08-SEP-13 / 08-SEP-15
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing -Review Committee (Consortium) Co Faciliator 08-NOV-13 / 06-NOV-15
Irish Practice Nurses Association IPNA (Galway Branch) /
National Cervical Screening Programme / 31-DEC-99
Palliative care for All / 31-DEC-99

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Irish Practice Nurses Association (IPNA) 01-JAN-13 / 31-AUG-14
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Basic Life Support Instructor 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-14
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Cardiac Nursing Module Development 31-JAN-14 / 31-AUG-14

Teaching Interests

Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing
Principles and Practice of Clinical Nursing
The Nursing Management of Specialist Client Groups
The Nursing Management of the Physically ill Adult
Leading & Developing Practice
Clinical Decision Making
Caring for the Physically Ill and Older Adul
Best Practice in Cervical Smear Taking
Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing
Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice




Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015-2016 Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing) NU010 Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing)
2015-2016 Principles and Practice of Clinical Nursing NU185 Principles and Practice of Clinical Nursing
2015-2016 The Nursing Management of Specialist Clients NU335 The Nursing Management of Specialist Clients
2015-2016 Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice NU623 Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice
2015-2016 Clinical Decision Making NU516 Clinical Decision Making
2015-2016 Caring for the Physically Ill and Older Adult NU251 Caring for the Physically Ill and Older Adult
2015-2016 Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing NU606 Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing